Considered the “best baritone saxophonist of all time” (The New Yorker), Fred Ho is a master musician, composer and band leader. He is the youngest person to ever receive the Duke Ellington Composition award, a recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal, and a Guggenheim Fellowship winner. Suffering from the final stages of terminal cancer, Ho presents what will likely be his final public work with the Red, Black and Green EcoMusic Big Band. In honor of Black History Month, the band will perform the work of composer Cal Massey, writer of the jazz opus The Black Liberation Movement Suite (1969). Ho will also present his final long-form work, cowritten with his conductor Marie Incontrera, The Revolutionary Gardens of Harlem Suite: A Tribute to Clifford Thornton.